Player #293

Appearances:

370

Starts:

370

Goals:

2

Seasons:

14

Tommy Mort
Tommy Mort

Source: Football card Tommy Mort issued by the Fosse Collection under the Footballers 1919-39 series, first series.

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Tommy Mort
Tommy Mort

Source: Football card Tommy Mort issued by the Fosse Collection under the Footballers 1919-39 series, first series.

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Tommy Mort

Position

Left Back

From

1921-22

To

1934-35

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Tommy Mort

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Seasons

Age*

23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
32
33
34
35
36

Division

D1
D1
D1
D1
D1
D1
D1
D1
D1
D1
D1
D1
D1
D1

Appearances

370
4
35
42
19
43
24
16
15
41
37
37
36
16
5

Starts

370
4
35
42
19
43
24
16
15
41
21
37
36
16
5

Substitute

0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0

Unused

0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0

Goals

2
0
0
0
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
1
0
0
0

*Age on opening day of the season

FAC: FA Cup; FL: Football League; D1: Division 1; D2: Division 2; D3: Division 3; PL: Premier League; CH: Championship

FULL SEASON BREAKDOWN

Thomas Mort

Birth Date

Wednesday, 1 December 1897

Birth Place

Kearsley, Bolton, Lancashire

Birth Country

England

Villa Youth

n/a

From

Transfer in

Rochdale

From

For

£1,000

On

April 1922

Previous Clubs

Farnworth Council School |
Kearsley St. Stephen’s FC |
Newton Lads’ club |
Altrincham |
Rochdale |

Loans Out

None

Transfer Out

To

Retired

For

Released

On

1935

Subsequent Clubs

Retired |

Tommy Mort
Tommy Mort

Source: Football card Tommy Mort issued by the Fosse Collection under the Footballers 1919-39 series, first series.

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Tommy Mort
Tommy Mort

Source: Football card Tommy Mort issued by the Fosse Collection under the Footballers 1919-39 series, first series.

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Villa Career

Seasons Active, Fee, Starts (Sub) | Goals |

1922-35 £1k, 370 | 2 |

STARTS

SUBS

GOALS

Played Under

George Ramsay led Management Committee |
Billy Smith led Management Committee |

First Squad Appearance

Saturday, 15 April 1922

Debut Appearance

Saturday, 15 April 1922

Bolton Wanderers (h), Division One

DEBUT

First Goal

Saturday, 6 March 1926

Final Appearance

Saturday, 19 January 1935

Leicester City (h), Division One

FINAL

Final Squad Appearance

Saturday, 19 January 1935

Honours

Played for the Villa

Height

Foot

International Team

England

Died

6 June 1967, Aged 69

Tommy Mort

Player #293 for Aston Villa, Thomas Mort, known as Tommy Mort, played as a left back for the club.

Tommy played for Villa between 1921-22 and 1934-35 making 370 appearances and scoring twice.

Tommy was born in Kearsley on 1 December 1897 and he made his debut appearance for Villa on 15 April 1922 aged 24.

During his time with Villa Tommy - famed for his sliding tackles - struck up the infamous “Death and Glory” full back partnership with namesake Tommy Smart that would serve Villa so well.

Villa had signed Tommy from Rochdale for a fee of £1,000 earlier in the month and in total played for the Villa for 13 seasons.

Tommy was signed as a replacement for Tommy Weston and such was his quality and team contribution that he made the position his own and even surpassed the excellence of his predecessor.

It couldn’t last forever however and even Tommy Mort couldn’t beat time and by 1933 he retreated to a more secondary role on the team ahead of his final game on 19 January 1935 at 37 years old.

Tommy also had the honour of becoming the first Villa player to play under 3 different managers - both the George Ramsay and Billy Smith led Management Committees and latterly Villa’s first manager proper, Jimmy McMullan.

Tommy passed away in Wigan on 6th June 1967 aged 69, a true Villa great.